Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
It's time again for our traditional seasonal retreat. A period of 30 days in which the goal is to write haiku or tanka about a theme every day. This is the Summer Retreat 2018 Finding The Way.
Here at CDHK we have had several themes about Finding The Way for example we have been on a pilgrimage along the 88 temples on Shikoku Island, the once in a lifetime to do pilgrimage for Buddhists. And we have done the pilgrimage to Santiago The Compostela. Both were actual pilgrimages, but the theme "Finding The Way" is inspired on our inner pilgrimage to Find Our Way or Find Our Path or Finding Our Inner Peace ... or whatever you will name it.
|Finding The Way (Spiritual Journey)|
Let me give you an example of a haiku that fits this theme. This haiku is written by Yozakura, The Wandering Spirit:
lost in the woods
not enough light to find the path -
the cry of an owl
Well ... I hope you will enjoy this year's Summer Retreat. The Summer Retreat is open for your submissions next Sunday July 15th at 10:00 PM (CEST) and will run to August 14th at 10:00 PM (CEST). Enjoy the Retreat.